Plenary of the SCJN will resolve decree on the participation of the Army in public security tasks

The First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) agreed to be the plenary session of the highest court the one that analyzes the constitutional controversy presented by the former president of the Chamber of Deputies, Laura Rojas, against the decree of May 11 in which President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ordered the use of the Armed forces in public safety tasks until 2024.

In this Wednesday’s session in the First Chamber, the vote on the validity or invalidity of said decree was scheduled. However, at the request of the minister rapporteur Ana Margarita Ríos Farjat, the matter was referred to the plenary, which indicates that it will be the 11 ministers in the plenary who analyze and ultimately resolve the matter.

It should be noted that by means of an agreement published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) On May 11, President López Obrador ordered the Permanent Armed Force participate in an extraordinary, regulated, supervised subordinate and complementary manner with the National Guard in public security functions for a maximum period of five years, that is, until March 26, 2024.

This allows members of the Army, Navy and Air Force, during the time that the National Guard develops its structure, capabilities and territorial implantation, to participate in public security tasks, “without said participation exceeding five years as of the entry into force of the decree of March 26, 2019 ”.

In addition to the former deputy Laura Rojas, the municipality of Pabellón de Arteaga, Aguascalientes; the municipality of Colima and the government of Michoacán, also presented before the Court – each one and separately – a constitutional controversy against the decree of May 11.


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